Brave Intuitive Painting-Let Go, Be Bold, Unfold!

Brave Intuitive Painting-Let Go, Be Bold, Unfold! by Flora Bowley

Techniques for Uncovering Your Own Unique Painting Style

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Format: Trade Paperback , 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781592537686
Publisher: Quarry Books
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Adopt a spontaneous, bold, and fearless approach to painting as a process of discovery—one that results in lush and colorful finished works that will beg to be displayed. This inspiring and encouraging book for both novice and experienced painters teaches how to create colorful, exciting, expressive paintings through a variety of techniques, combining basic, practical painting principles with innovative personal self-expression.

Flora S. Bowley's fun and forgiving approach to painting is based on the notion that “You don't begin with a preconceived painting in mind; you allow the painting to unfold.” Illustrating how to work in layers, Flora gives you the freedom to cover up, re-start, wipe away, and change courses many times along the way. Unexpected and unique compositions, color combinations, and subject matter appear as you allow your paintings to emerge in an organic, unplanned way while working from a place of curiosity and letting go of fear.

—Learn techniques for working with vibrant color and avoiding mud.

—Make rich and varied marks with a variety of unexpected tools.

—Break compositional rules.

—Embrace nonattachment as a way to keep exploring.

—Keep momentum by moving your body and staying positive.

—Work with what's working to let go of struggle.

—Connect more deeply to the world around you to stay inspired.

—Embrace layers to create rich complex paintings.

—Find rhythm by spiraling between chaos and order.

Flora Bowley is an internationally celebrated painter, workshop facilitator, author, visionary, and inspirationalist. Her soulful and transformational approach to painting has inspired thousands of people across the globe to "let go, be bold, and unfold" as they move through fear and welcome joyful spontaneous expression back into the creative process. Combining twenty years of professional painting experience with her background as a yoga instructor, massage therapist, and lifelong truth seeker, Flora infuses her teaching and painting style with a deep connection to body, mind, and spirit. This unique fusion offers up a truly transformational experience - one that honors intuition, self-discovery, and the perfect, ever-changing present moment.

Flora's vibrant original paintings are sold in several galleries throughout the United States and her licensed product lines and prints are available worldwide. Flora is also the author of the book, Brave Intuitive Painting.

Format: Trade Paperback , 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781592537686
Illustrations: 250
Size: 8.5 in x 11 in / 216 mm x 279 mm
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Introduction

Chapter One - Let Go: Opening up to a World of Creativity Where Anything is Possible

Chapter Two - Be Bold: Working with Wild Abandon and Committing to your Aliveness

Chapter Three - Unfold: Finding Your Unique Voice and Allowing your Paintings to be Born with Ease

About the Author

Acknowledgments

May 17, 2013
If an artist is not necessarily someone who is lonely, starving and unstable, then what does an artist look like? Can an artist actually live in abundance? Those are the questions asked by blogger Jess Green in a recent post at The Huffington Post. The answer: Flora Bowley, author of Brave Intuitive Painting for Quarry Press. Read More.
July 16, 2012
Flora Bowley, author of Brave Intuitive Painting, has found inspiration for her art in the Indonesian island of Bali. Read More.
May 11, 2012
Blogger Kelly Rae Roberts says Flora Bowley's new book Brave Intuitive Painting "will give you insight and tools and techniques on how to uncover your own rhythm of unfolding, taking risk, and trusting the painting process." Read More.